Stop & Smell the Lavender

I will try anything once heck normally more than once that’s just my personality. Over the past 10 years I have tried some crazy insane things.

that no one would consider a good “idea” or healthy. Like horrible sleep habits, Going days without drinking water, way to much caffeine for a normal human not to mention the most un – healthiest relationship know to man (Before I met my awesome husband.)


So lately I’ve been taking time to reevaluate my mind and body and take care of me.

In the past few months I’ve came to realize I’m not so worried about my outer appearance; I’m trying to focus on feeling good and being healthy. So far it’s included joining the gym, eating better not less and taking up yoga classes every time they are available.

And the next thing I want to explore and know nothing about (YET) is using essential oils in my daily life.

So where do I or did I even start ? So far I have asked lots of questions from people that have proven success stories, Read a few beginner’s guides and ordered my 1st oil based on what I read and the 1st one I picked is Lemon.

You will have to read and research about which oil does what and helps with what your wanting to decided which ones you should start with…

Like I said the reason I picked lemon was because what I read and this is what it said: some offices and businesses in Japan actually put lemon oil in the air units because it makes the employees more alert and less mistakes were being made. So in general it is a mind opener.

So while I am waiting on my oils to arrive I’m going to share the information I soaked up with yall.


Below is what I think is helpful to beginners and answered a few of my questions.

1. Topical and aromatic are the easiest and safest ways for a beginner to start by breathing them and rubbing into skin.

2. When using essential oils for health the quality of the oil is the major factor. Look for keywords such as: medical use, highest quality,  100% pure.

3. Always buy oils that come in a dark bottle. Oils are very light sensitive and any great oil company knows this.

4. Where you buy your oils is total preference. You have to figure out which price point and method works best for you. There are direct sale company’s like Doterra and Young Living, health or natural food stores and a lot of people are finding etsy to be any amazing source.

5. Smell is a direct pathway to the brains emotional center.

If you were to ask people close to me they would probably consider me a huge skeptic. So me taking a step and trying this is huge I actually believe a few of the success stories and proven research.

And then again why not try it ? I have always tried things that were bad for me like energy drinks, diet pills, sugar sugar and more sugar, energy pills and the list continues all the way to China for bad things we eat or try. So again why not try something that could help our mood, sleep and energy levels ?

That’s why I wanted to blog now before I even start so we can go on this journey together and I can post in live time the good and bad I experience.

Below are the next few oils I will be buying and what they do.

Lavender: calms, boost immunity.

Eucalyptus: anti-germs, fever.

Peppermint: headaches, itchy skin.

Sandalwood: promotes good sleep.

In the following weeks to come I will update in the comments so please keep checking back. Until then please leave comments on what works and what has not worked for you while using essential oils in your daily life.

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    • Laci Carlson says

      Oh good !! I have always loved the smell of lavender in bath products and etc... but can't wait to use the real thing. I will Def keep yall updated ♡♡
  1. says

    My faves are eucalyptus and lavender. Young living I even put in my morning Smoothies for inside healing. :-) great post!!! Can't wait to check back and see what others like using too!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Oh good idea !! I know I love seeing what other ppl do ♡♡
    • Laci Carlson says

      I haven't started yet should arrive in mail any day and I will be sharing with yall ♡♡
  2. fitnessmomwinecountry says

    I have never tried essential oils and I tend to be skeptic myself LOL. Can't wait to see what you come up with Laci :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      I will Def keep you updated and Def be the first to admit if it works or was a waste ♡♡♡ thx so much for reading
  3. iwantadinosaur2014 says

    I am such a HUGE doTERRA fan. I recently started with them a few months back and am SO in love with their products. I use them in my home, on my body and my daughters body, even the husband too! I have learned more about doTERRA oils than anything I learned in college (joking...sort of..) in the last few months. If you need any recommendations, let me know. I even started doing my own mixtures with rollerballs and fractioned coconut oil. :)
    • Laci Carlson says

      I have been reading about doTERRA a lot also !!! Thanks so much for posting so far I have ordered lemon lavender and peppermint I will Def have ?? In few days °•○°•●•○°●
      • iwantadinosaur2014 says

        I use a bunch for preventing illness, for stress/anxiety/sleep, and for my daughters problematic skin. My absolute favorites are Frankincense, OnGuard, Serenity, and Balance. I also REALLY love DigestZen for upset stomaches! Works like a CHARM!
  4. Laci Carlson says

    Guess what just arrived ! My 1st oil im so excited I'm @ work so for now I took a big inhale and applied a few drops to my temples living the smell of lemon fresh and clean. Will keep the updates coming •○●•○●°
  5. nin07ar says

    I am currently using lavendar, pepermint, and a mix called clarycalm. By far the best things i have tried! xx -Petite yet Chic
    • Laci Carlson says

      Awesome !! Where do you buy yours ?? Right now I'm trying different brands •°●○•°●○••
  6. says

    I have always wanted to try some of these, but unfortunately I can't. I'm allergic to strong smells so when someone walks by wearing oils, I get super sick. It's pretty pathetic! Haha. :)
  7. Laci Carlson says

    Hey all hope yall are seeing my updates o just got my lavender in the mail it's by far my favorite smell ever so far I have loved adding drops of the lemon in my bath it's amazing and very up lifting ♡♡ ○••●°°●○•••○
    • mackenzieglanville says

      I love lavender so relaxing
  8. says

    I have been researching the heck out of the essential oils lately to see if it is something that I want to start using. I have used Tea Tree oil on my face for years...but want to get in to some more of them!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Do not so far right now I'm loving it but I'm super new and the brand I'm using right now in my opinion is good and it doesn't cost a fortune ♡♡ °○•●°○••°●• thx so much for commenting !
  9. iwantadinosaur2014 says

    How are the oils going for you Laci? Are you still using just the lemon and the lavender? Lavender was one of my first favorites! Have you tried Frankincense yet? I cannot go a day without it. There are some really great diffusers you can buy on Amazon or Aroma Tools that you just add water & a few drops of oil to and it diffuses the oil/s throughout your home. No joke, I've purchased five of them. hahaha. I told you I was obsessed.
    • Laci Carlson says

      Haha I'm obsessed now to i use in my bath every am and pm and topical and aromatic all day ♡♡ i have tons now one of my fav now is eculaptus i haven't tried frankincense i must !!
      • iwantadinosaur2014 says

        Yay! That is so good to hear! I am so glad you liked them! I just used vetiver last night on my feet for sleep---slept like a baby! Didn't want to get out of bed this AM. lol.
        • iwantadinosaur2014 says

          Woo hoo! It is a bit different than all the other oils--a lot thicker. It smells SO good though.
  10. says

    I love essential oils though they are very expensive in my area. Look forward to hearing how they are working out for you :-) Thank you for stopping by the Sweet Saturday linkup :-)
  11. says

    I never thought of this - will look into essential oils for my 2015 live healthy challenge.
  12. carolapv says

    Lavender oil rubbed on the soles of the feet is helpful for relaxation & sleep. I have been using thieves oil for inflammation of my gum (around a tooth that has a crown. I put approximately a tablespoon of olive oil in a little brown bottle with a dropper--then I add about 4 drops of thieves oil. i use the dropper to put a little of this oil on a q-tip. I rub the q-tip on my gum. Thieves oil is very strong and needs to be diluted in a little oil.
  13. says

    Thanks for sharing this post at Motivation Monday--I've been hearing a lot about essential oils and can't wait for your upcoming posts!
  14. says

    I bought Lavender oil last December and still haven't used it. Glad I saw your blog. :) I love essential oils too because I love anything organic and natural.
  15. tmpresser says

    Very interesting and informative, I don't really know much about essential oils so thanks for sharing at Good Morning mondays. Blessings
  16. momssmallvictories says

    I was a skeptic too but got some lemon, peppermint and lavender. I love the smell of the kitchen with the lemon oil to clean counters. Inhaling peppermint from my hands helped my oldest son's cough when he had pneumonia and I still need to try putting lavender on our sheets for my insomniac hubby. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup. Hope you enjoy the oils!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Me to !!! I'm all excited about it :)
  17. christieselken says

    I love essential oils! Rosemary and Lavender are two of my favorites. I'm stopping by from the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party since I'm co-hosting this week with Jessica. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up this week!
  18. says

    This is very informative for people who haven't try them before. I would so love to try essential oil this year. They seems to be really booming lately. Unfortunately because they are imported where I live, their prices are very high. Thank you so much for linking up with Wellness Wednesday!
  19. says

    Great post! I love Young Living so much that I am now an executive with 68 people in my organization! :) Thank you so much for sharing your post on our Linky this week! :) @A Little Bird Told Me! :)
  20. says

    I love essential oils. They really DO work. I love lavender for relaxation and peppermint for stomachaches and headaches. Thieves is FABULOUS for immunity. Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop)! Wishing you a lovely evening. xoxo
  21. says

    This is great information. I have been debating on using essentials oils. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
  22. says

    Very helpful post! Definitely want to try the lemon for when I'm feeling down (: Visiting from / referred from The Best Blog Recipes
  23. says

    I've never tried essential oils before. I've heard a lot of people stand by them. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays.
  24. mackenzieglanville says

    I am really keen to see how you go with this! Excited even, and I didn't know about oils being light sensitive, but it makes sense as soon as I read it.
  25. says

    Found you on the TGIF hop! Just wanted to say that essential oils have transformed the way I deal with sickness and everyday life in our house. I now can't imagine life without them. Best of luck and there are so many great blogs and IG's that have great tips for EO use (both doTerra and YoungLiving).
  26. says

    I use lavender all the time as a topical antisceptic for burns and cuts, etc. I accidentally spilled my only bottle though, so I'll be looking for my local DoTerra rep for a replacement.
  27. says

    I've never used essential oils but they seem to be increasingly popular. Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters Linky Party. I hope you will party with us again this Friday. #HomeMattersParty ~Bonnie
  28. sgarrison05 says

    I recently started using essential oils and love them! I've only tried lavender, lemon and peppermint. Can't wait to hear more of what you find. Thanks for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays. Please join us again tomorrow.
  29. Tiffany of Mommy Methodology says

    I find lavender so soothing. I was even able to use it during labor. Normally in labor, since smells are enhanced, many oils were too strong, but lavender continued to soothe. Thanks for sharing this list and the benefits of each essential oil!
    • Laci Carlson says

      What a good idea wish i had know about oils then ♡♡♡
  30. says

    I just got my PSK today! I'm so excited to try them all out, and learn as much as I can. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
  31. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says

    I'm excited you shared this! I have been interested in oils lately because I am severely asthmatic and several people have said that I should try out oils to help manage my asthma. Now I'm super interested in if it would help!
  32. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says

    I am really interested in learning about EOs too so I'm looking forward to following your journey and learning from your experience. Thanks for sharing!
  33. says

    You hear so much about essential oils that I've been curious too....and a bit skeptical. I think it's certainly worth a try though! Thanks for the information.
  34. says

    I'm a big skeptic myself and can't wait to see your update. I have rubbed peppermint on my daughter's head when she's had a headache and it does seem to make her feel better. Your post will be one of the features on the Merry Monday Link Party. Hope you can join us again on Sunday at 6pm PST.
  35. says

    Fascinating! We have used lavender for a long time and love it. It is amazing how smells can make you feel and change your mind set. You don;t think of your sense of smell as such a powerful sense, but it is. thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :) ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai
  36. says

    That's a really helpful graphic about how essential oils work together. Now I am craving some lemon water!
    • Laci Carlson says

      Thx so much for coming by !!!!
  37. says

    I've gone a little nuts over oils. I've been using tea tree oil, lavender, and peppermint for a while now. Can't wait to read how things go for you. Thanks for linking to Show Me Saturday.
    • Laci Carlson says

      I just posted a new oil post go take a peek when you have time thx so much for coming by ♡♡♡
  38. says

    Stopping by from Bloggers Brags Pinterest Link up. I love essential oils!! Use them in my house all the time. I forgot that Lemon helps with mood. I usually have lemon wedges in my water all day long. That is probably why my mood has been off. Forgot them this past week. Thanks for the great reminder!
  39. says

    So much info here, thank you! I keep hearing about oils, but I haven't tried them yet. I guess I need to get on the ball! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we love having you as a co-host!

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